Sunday, 17 August 2008

Shedding Tears

Yesterday I received the most wonderful package from Deb and I still cannot believe what was in it. A while ago I signed up for Deb's PIF ( my second PIF) then last week she emailed me for my address. Now those of you who follow Deb's blog will know that she has barely had time to stitch for a long time so this is what she sent me. I truly did not expect all these lovelies.Now I have to admit that I shed tears at Deb's generosity and her sweet note in which she had written the kindest, sweetest things. Thank you so much Deb {{{{hugs}}}} It would be so wonderful to be able to come over to Florida and thank you in person. Maybe one day:)

Also in the post yesterday some gorgeous threads I bought off Nancy on Ebay. I saw some on Vonna's blog that she had bought from her so went to have a look for myself. I thought these threads would be ideal for the Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler which I want to start next year so after much deliberating as to which to choose I decided on Antique Rose which is the colour you see in the middle. On the left are the Berries collection which I am thinking about using for the SALexandre that Lisa and I are going to do later on in the year and on the right are the free threads that Nancy sent. Do go have a look at her Ebay shop if you haven't done do already. You won't be disappointed and I can highly recommend her threads. She is lovely to deal with and will answer any questions you have as soon as she can.
I had a small finish last night although it has taken me ages to stitch! Lol! I actually started this piece back in June ( start date was end of May) as a SAL on the Blackbird Designs Yahoo group. The SAL was a piece from any of the BBD books so I chose My Pink House from With Needle and Thread as this in the only BBD book I have:) The deadline for finishing was 4th July so I am a little late but it's done! Not sure how I'm going to finish it yet. I may try another box or I may just do a pinkeep!
Blackbird Designs My Pink House
Sugar Maple Fabrics Gelati

DMC Threads
Started 16th June
Finished 16th August

My final piece of post from yesterday is Twisted Oaks Designs Garden Pinball. When this first came out I wasn't really interested in it so when Jayne did pre-orders for it I didn't bother. Then I saw Jayne and Carol's finishes of it and just fell in love with it so when Jayne was ordering more I put my name down for it and it has arrived. I'm not sure about the making up of it as it looks a bit complicated but I'm sure I'll muddle through when it comes to it. Also I'm a little confused ( it doesn't take much to confuse me these days) as to how much fabric I need. It says 6 x 6" square pieces but that doesn't seem enough! Anybody that reads by blog stitched this?

It has been absolutely pouring it down with rain this morning but, thankfully, it looks as though it's clearing up and the sun is trying to break through. DH is preparing the woodwork in the hallway and landing ready for painting. Not looking forward to the papering! Lol!

Thank you for your continued visits and to those of you who comment. They mean so much to me as it's so good to know that people visit and read:) {{{hugs}}} to you all.

Hugs

25 comments:

fireflydreams said...

WOW what a fantastic PIF you received.

Those threads from Nancy look great and your stitching is lovely too.

You have an award Sally, so pop on over to my blog http://fireflydreams.wordpress.com/ to collect it (not one you've received before).

brokenfairy said...

What a lovely package you received,and those threads do look gorgeous......I must resist!!
Well done on finishing the pink house looks lovely, and I ordered the Pincushion ball as well, so mine will probably arrive next week, so can't help with the fabric size.
Have fun papering!!
Hugs Rachael

Kajsa said...

What a lovely package from Deb, she's such a sweetie! Love your finish!

Julie said...

Stunning PIF you received, and the stash is nice too.
Pretty BD finish, good luck on the ball, i resisted that one LOL

karenv said...

Lovely finish Sally, congratulations!

Itching To Stitch said...

How sweet of Deb. I love those threads, I took a look at her ebay site and will definitely go back.

Your pink house came out great ;)

Sharon said...

Sally, what a great pif package. Love the threads and your finish is lovely!

Sachiko said...

Oh!!!!What a great package!!You are lucky lady!

Pinball are very lovely!!

Angela said...

Those threads are such lovely colours can't wait to see the finished piece.

What a very pretty finish.

It certainly looks like a very generous parcel. I think you got more in one parcel than I have in total in my stash.

stitcherw said...

Great PIF, what lovely charts. The fibers look fantastic too, what yummy colors.

Fun Pink House. I hadn't seen that pattern before, the coloring is so bright and happy. Good luck with the pincushion ball. I haven't seen that stitched up before, I'll look forward to seeing yours all finished up.
Sue

Charlene said...

Wow .. you stash. Lovely and your Blackbird Designs look fantastic. Can't wait to see your next progress.

Sam said...

What a lovely surprise! Congrats on your finish and I'm looking forward to seeing you use your new threads :o)

Sonda in OR said...

What lovely new stash for you from Nancy and Deb!! Love the pink house. It's so nice to finish up a UFO now and again...even the small ones.

Ruth said...

Ooo, love the package and your stitching.

I wish youall the best on that ball. I thiink it's stunning and I love it, but there's just know way. I'd be confused in moments! lol Good luck!!

Susan said...

Lovely package from Deb. If you ever decide to visit her in Florida, make sure you come via Chicago, and visit me, too. :)

I've been tempted by that Twisted Oaks design, but haven't committed to it as yet - I can't wait to see your start!

Joei said...

What a wonderful PIF. Lovely floss too!! The pink house is pretty, I like it.

Anita said...

Love the overdyed threads and your new stash. The blackbird piece is lovely.

Elisa said...

Wow a lovely PIF received and some gorgeous stash too.

I have the pinball on my to do list...hopefully I will have the time to stitch it now...

Mylene said...

wow! Such a wonderful PIF you received and all the new stash. Enjoy!!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! I lovew the threads. I must go and order some. Need to work out how to get enough for the BP. Will I need to order 4 of the same sets? Maybe I better email her lol. xx

Karan said...

Another lovely finish & gorgeous stash - those threads look lush (going for a nosey in a bit - if it gets expensive I'm blaming you! LOL). :0)

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Sally, I just love the Twisted Oaks chart! I'm off to find a copy! So glad you liked your PIF bunch! :] And, I love your pink house, as well.
Hugs,
Deb

tkdchick said...

congrats on your lovely little finish! Its nice to have those once in awhile when you've got such big projects on the go.

monique said...

Lovely package from Deb! And those threads look yummy... I may have to give in and get some :)

BTW, I have not forgotten about your PIF gift!

Lisa said...

love the pink house finish. I too have the pinball chart, and i ordered fabric pack from Jayne for it and she sent 6- 6x6 pieces, so this must be enough
hope this helps
thanks for the enabling of the threads!